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The Institutional Repository at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is an open access digital repository for published and unpublished material created by members of the UNBC community. Its aim is to showcase and preserve UNBC’s unique intellectual output by making content freely available to anyone, anywhere, via the Internet. As a service of the UNBC Library, the Institutional Repository provides researchers with a free, secure, and long-term home for the presentation, dissemination, and preservation of their research and scholarship. By utilizing the Institutional Repository, researchers ensure their work achieves compliance with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.
UNBC's Digital Institutional Repository is hosted through Arca (a network of institutional repositories throughout BC) and includes graduate projects, theses and dissertations, a small number of faculty publications and a few reports. We are in the early stages of building a robust repository hosting locally produced research and scholarly works.
More information about UNBC’s Institutional Repository see our FAQs page and the policies regarding who can upload materials and what can be uploaded. Further details or other questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing research data and making a Data Management Plan are often required by funders and publishers to promote open scholarship. The UNBC Dataverse through Scholars Portal is available to deposit your research data. Please see the Research Data Management Guide for details and contact the Data Services Librarian with any questions.
The following list is from Mount Allison Libraries Open Access Guide. These considerations can be used to evaluate both OA and non-OA journals.
Currently the following publishers provide discounts to UNBC scholars for APCs:
|American Chemical Society||Microbiology Society|
|Cambridge University Press||PLOS CAP (potentially)|
|Canadian Science Publishing||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Company of Biologists||Sage|
|Elsevier||Taylor and Francis (potentially)|
|Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development|
American Chemical Society offers Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)-affiliated authors a $250 USD flat discount. APC discount is applied upon submission of manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.
As of Jan. 1, 2022, Cambridge University Press offers Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)-affiliated authors uncapped, no-cost Open Access publishing in all hybrid and gold OA Cambridge journals. Cambridge uses an automated system so UNBC authors only need to identify themselves as affiliated with UNBC to have the APC waiver applied. The APC waiver applies to the following article types:
Canadian Science Publishing offers Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)-affiliated authors a 25% discount on all journals (reduced from 50% as of Jan. 1, 2022). APC discount is applied upon submission of manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.
UNBC Library has signed a "read and publish" license with Company of Biologists (2021-2023). This license includes:
Elsevier offers Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)-affiliated authors a 20% discount on all journals (excluding titles listed at bottom of screen). APC discount is applied upon submission of manuscript between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2023. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.
The following steps briefly outline the manuscript submission process:
JAFSCD (Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development) is now Open Access and the $500 APC is waived as the Library is a "shareholder".
UNBC Library has signed a "publish and read" license with the Microbiology Society (2022-2024). This license covers:
Microbiology Society titles include:
There is an opportunity for UNBC to become a member of PLOS CAP which would allow UNBC authors to publish in PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine for free. If you are interested in publishing in PLOS Biology or PLOS Medicine, please contact Heather Empey (email@example.com)
SAGE Open Access Portal (SOAP) is a centralized portal that automates SAGE’s open access publication process. CRKN members participating in the CRKN-SAGE license are eligible for a 40% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) for Sage's Gold Open Access titles (see Sage Gold OA title list here) or 100% coverage of the APC of Sage Choice journals (title list of journals offering Sage Choice) (see title list of journals that DO NOT participate in Sage Choice)) The following steps briefly outline the manuscript submission process. For more information, see the PDF documents below.
Taylor and Francis offers offers Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)-affiliated authors a discount of 25% on the APC on T&F Open Select Journals. NOTE: UNBC does not subscribe to the T&F complete package so this may not work for all journals.
To take advantage of the discount on T&F Open Select journals, an author can submit an article and choose the open access publishing option. When the APC is generated, authors can select their institution from the drop-down menu, and the discount will be automatically applied. The author can select a Creative Commons license to sign once they accept the quote.